Subject Taster Evenings

Students in a supervision

Each summer term, we run a programme of virtual Subject Taster Evenings for year 12, S5, or equivalent students at UK state (non-fee-charging) schools and colleges. They feature the chance to meet our Directors of Studies, hear from our students, and experience a taste of Cambridge-style teaching. 

2024 dates

We encourage prospective applicants to sign up for as many subjects as they like! Attending more than one subject evening can help inform your eventual subject choice. If you're unfamiliar with any of the subjects listed below or would like to learn more about them, you can read their subject profile.

Thursday 18th April History of Art Human, Social & Political Sciences Mathematics
Monday 22nd April History Biological Natural Sciences  
Tuesday 23rd April Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic Psychological & Behavioural Sciences Music
Wednesday 24th April Philosophy Physical Natural Sciences  
Thursday 25th April Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Land Economy  
Monday 29th April Geography Theology, Religion & Philosophy of Religion  
Tuesday 30th April Architecture and Design Modern & Medieval Languages  
Thursday 2nd May Classics Engineering  
Tuesday 7th May English Medicine and Veterinary Medicine  
Wednesday 8th May Computer Science Education  
Thursday 9th May Archaeology Economics Law

We are unfortunately unable to offer Taster Evenings in Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology and Linguistics this year due to availability issues.

Each subject listed in a cell has its own Taster Evening - i.e. on Monday 22nd April, for example, there will be two Taster Evenings running concurrently, one for History and one for Biological Natural Sciences. Unfortunately, it is not possible to attend more than one Taster Evening on the same day, so we have tried to avoid clashes in similar subjects.

If you are interested in a joint honours course like History & Politics or History & Modern Languages, we suggest you sign up for Taster Evenings for both subjects.


Each Subject Taster Evening will run from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, and will involve:

  • A talk from a Director of Studies/academic in the subject about the course at Cambridge and Caius, and the chance to ask questions;
  • A taster lecture or interactive session from a Cambridge academic;
  • A question-and-answer session with current students in the subject.

Sign up

Sign ups for 2024's Subject Taster Evenings closed on 10th April. Next year's events will be announced in due course.